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Renault Type UE (Chenillette d'infanterie)

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Chenillette towing a trailer:
France's Chenillette towing a trailer
Chenillette with a truck cab and body mounted:
France's Chenillette with a truck cab and body mounted

Design

Could carry 1,102 lbs. Built by Renault, Fouga, AMX, and Berliet.

Production

  • Renault Type UE (Chenillette d'infanterie): 6,700
  • Tracteur de ravitaillement pour chars Modele 1936 R: 300

Usage

German use

Specifications

  Renault Type UE (Chenillette d'infanterie)
Crew 21,2
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,913 lb
3,300 kg1
2.86 tons2, 3.25 tons1
Length 9' 3.5", 9' 7.7"1
2.7 m2, 2.94 m1
Height 4' 2", 4' 1"1
1.17 m2, 1.24 m1
Width 5' 9.5", 5' 9"1
1.7 m2, 1.75 m1
Ground clearance 0.26 m2
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Armament  
Main 1: MG2
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm) 4 - 72, 91
Hull Front, Upper 7
Hull Front, Lower 7
Hull Sides, Upper 7
Hull Sides, Lower 7
Hull Rear 4
Hull Top 7
Hull Bottom 4@90°
Engine (Make / Model) Renault 851
Cylinders  
Net HP 352
Transmission (type) 3 forward, 1 reverse
Fuel (type)  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road 18.6 mph1
30 kph1,2
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road 112 miles, 62.1 miles1
180 km2, 100 km1
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth 0.7 m2
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle 38°2
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  
  Tracteur de ravitaillement pour chars Modele 1936 R
Crew  
Physical Characteristics  
Weight 5,600 lb
Length 10' 6"
Height 5' 8.5"
Width 5' 8.5"
Ground clearance  
Ground contact length  
Ground pressure  
Armament  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Quantity  
Main  
Secondary  
MG  
Side arms  
Armor Thickness (mm)  
Hull Front, Upper  
Hull Front, Lower  
Hull Sides, Upper  
Hull Sides, Lower  
Hull Rear  
Hull Top  
Hull Bottom  
Engine (Make / Model)  
Cylinders  
Net HP  
Transmission (type)  
Fuel (type)  
Octane  
Capacity  
Performance  
Traverse  
Speed - Road  
Speed - Cross Country  
Range - Road  
Turning Radius  
Elevation Limits  
Fording depth  
Trench crossing  
Vertical Obstacle  
Suspension (Type)  
Wheels each side  
Return rollers each side  
Track length  
Tires  
Track width  
Track centers/tread  

Sources:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armored Fighting Vehicles - The Comprehensive Guide to Over 900 Armored Fighting Vehicles From 1915 to the Present Day, General Editor: Christopher F. Foss, 2002-
  2. Atlas of Tank Warfare From 1916 to the Present Day, Dr. Stephen Hart, 2012
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site

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